10975 Beechwood Dr W Indianapolis, Indiana United States

10975 Beechwood Dr W

Construction date: documented 1955*

Current name:

Rettig House

Style:

Ranch, Builder Modern

Historical Summary:

Lady Hamilton Estates is one of the early post-war suburbs of Clay Township. The subdivision includes 34 lots laid out around a circular drive. Most of the houses follow plans typical of Ranch style architecture but at least one consists of a Mid-Century Modern house designed by Avriel Shull.

 

Status of Historic Designation:

Not currently designated at national, state, or local level

Rating or Rank:

Contributing

Theme:

Suburban Development

Area(s) of Significance:

Social History

Significance:

Contributing resource in a potential district with significance in suburban development of Carmel.

Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 1-story, 5-bay house in the Builder Modern style built in 1955. The structural system is frame. The foundation is concrete. Exterior walls are original permastone. The building has a low hip roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles. There is one offset right, front slope, permastone chimney. Windows are original wood, horizontal 3-light casements. This house also features sliding sash windows. There is a single-story, two-bay open porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof clad in asphalt shingles with battered wood posts on square stone piers. The primary entryway is located near the center of the façade.

* Date source: Hamilton County GIS

Description generated by RuskinARC.